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  • US eyes drone base in Africa with al-Qaida in mind

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Plans to base unarmed American surveillance drones in the African nation of Niger highlight the Obama administration’s growing concern about extremist influences in the volatile region. They …


  • Obama: U.S. ready to assist Algerian officials

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Saturday the U.S. stands ready to provide whatever assistance Algerian officials need in the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attack at a natural gas …


  • Kerry: Mistakes made at State in Libya assault

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department had “clear warning signs” of a deteriorating security situation in Libya prior to the deadly Sept. 11 assault on the diplomatic mission, the top …


  • Lawmakers press for answers on 9/11 Libya assault

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers want to know why security was “grossly inadequate” at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya when militants stormed the facility on Sept. 11, killing the ambassador …


  • Senators say State failed on Benghazi security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators of both parties expressed frustration Wednesday at the findings of an independent panel that blamed systemic failures in the State Department leadership for “grossly inadequate” security …


  • Benghazi review slams State Department on security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of an independent panel that blamed systematic State Department management and leadership failures for gross security lapses in the deadly Sept. 11 attack on a …


  • Prosecutors: Fla. man planned NY terror bombing

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Pakistani-born man wanted to avenge the deaths of U.S. drone attacks in Afghanistan by blowing up a New York City landmark but lacked the …


  • Officials: Libyan government slowing investigation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. counterterrorism officials told lawmakers Thursday that uncooperative or less-than-capable local law enforcement in Libya, Egypt and Tunisia is slowing the search for suspects in the death …


  • Panetta: Karzai to meet Obama in Washington

    KABUL (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that President Hamid Karzai has accepted an invitation from President Barack Obama to meet in Washington next month for critical talks …


  • Somali woman gets prison for terror support

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Somali-born woman has been sentenced in San Diego to eight years in prison for routing money to a terrorist organization in her native country. U.S. …


  • 2 Ala. men arrested on federal terrorism charges

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Two Alabama men who federal investigators say wanted to wage violent jihad overseas have been arrested in Georgia on terrorism charges, and one has close ties …


  • Chicago man gets 10 years in suicide-bomber plot

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man who pleaded guilty to a plot to attend a Somalia training camp with the dream of becoming a suicide bomber was sentenced Tuesday to …


  • NY’s top court: NYC gang member not a terrorist

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Street gangsters who commit assaults and killings are not terrorists under the statute enacted after hijackers crashed jets into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, …


  • US set to boost ties with Syrian opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is getting ready to tighten its ties to Syria’s main opposition group, a step in the intensifying diplomacy that officials hope will craft an …


  • HSBC to pay $1.9B to settle money-laundering case

    LONDON (AP) — HSBC avoided a legal battle that could further savage its reputation and undermine confidence in the global banking system by agreeing Tuesday to pay $1.9 billion to …


  • HSBC to pay $1.9B to settle money-laundering probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — HSBC, the British banking giant, said Tuesday it will pay $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe by federal and state authorities in the United States. The …


  • AP source: HSBC to pay $1.9B to settle probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — HSBC, the British banking giant, will pay $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe by federal and state authorities in the United States, a law enforcement official …


  • Man pleads guilty in Seattle terror plot

    SEATTLE (AP) — A man pleaded guilty Thursday to plotting an attack on a Seattle military complex with machine guns and grenades. Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, 35, agreed to a prison …


  • Obama hails Nunn, Lugar efforts to secure nukes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hailing two decades of efforts to help the former Soviet Union secure nuclear weapons stockpiles, President Barack Obama said Monday that the world must continue to stand …


  • US military: Intervention in Mali now would fail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top US military commander in Africa warned Monday against any premature military action in Mali, even as he said that al-Qaida linked extremists have strengthened their …


  • Family defends brothers charged in Fla. plot

    OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida brothers charged with plotting to support terrorists are caring family men who enjoyed living in the U.S. and would never hurt anyone, their …


  • Panetta: Post-2014 Afghan effort to be substantial

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. intends to wage a counterterrorism campaign inside Afghanistan even after the main U.S. combat force leaves in 2014 in order to prevent al-Qaida from fulfilling …


  • Senate backs quicker withdrawal from Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Reflecting a war-weary nation, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday for an accelerated withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan after more than a decade of fighting. The strong …


  • Suspect in string of ecoterrorism fires surrenders

    One of the three remaining fugitives in a string of fires set by environmental radicals in Oregon, Colorado and California surrendered to authorities Thursday after spending years hiding out in …


  • Study: US jails could handle Guantanamo detainees

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The controversial detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, could be closed and the 166 detainees being held there could be absorbed safely by U.S. prisons, a government …


  • Senate gives green light to Pentagon green energy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday gave the green light to the Pentagon’s investment in green energy. By a vote of 62-37 on Wednesday, the Senate backed an amendment …


  • 3 Calif men indicted in terror plot case

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Three California men have been indicted on terrorism-related charges for allegedly plotting to kill Americans overseas. An indictment filed Wednesday charges Ralph Deleon, Miguel Alejandro Santana …


  • Moderate GOP senator expresses concerns about Rice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A moderate Republican senator crucial to any White House hopes of getting U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice confirmed as secretary of state said Wednesday that there are still …


  • FBI agent: Calif. terror plot ‘very serious case’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Southern California men charged this week with plotting to kill Americans and bomb U.S. military bases overseas spent months preparing for a trip to Afghanistan …


  • Panetta says war on al-Qaida taking new direction

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s war on al-Qaida is taking a new direction, moving beyond declared combat zones like Afghanistan while countering the terrorist network’s search for new sanctuaries, Defense Secretary …

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